North American Young Riders Championships Welcomes Maui Jim
as Title Sponsor
Mill Creek, ILDecember 9, 2003The 2004 North American
Young Riders Championships (NAYRC) is proud to welcome Maui
Jim Sunglasses as title sponsor. The Maui Jim North American Young
Riders Championships will return to Tempel Farms in Old Mill
Creek, IL, August 10-15, 2004.
couldnt be more excited to have Maui Jim on board with us,
said NAYRC event director Howard Simpson. Maui Jim has shown
a strong commitment to equestrian sports with its U.S. Eventing
Association sponsorship and we know their support of our Championships
will make the Young Rider experience even better for every one of
part of its sponsorship, Maui Jim will provide each participant
in the 2004 North American Young Riders Championships with
a pair of Maui Jim Sunglasses in an NAYRC custom hard case. Maui
Jim is recognized as the top of the line in sunglasses and we thank
them for making these glasses available to all our riders,
NAYRC is the premier equestrian competition in North America for
young riders, age 16-21. Young equestrians come from the United
States, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and the Caribbean Islands to
vie for team and individual Championships in the three Olympic equestrian
disciplines of show jumping, dressage, and eventing. The NAYRC is
an official USA Junior Olympic-Equestrian event.
many competitors, the NAYRC is their first experience riding on
a team, as well as competing under the rules of the Fédération
Equestre Internationale (FEI), the international governing body
for equestrian sport.
North American Young Riders Championships have a cherished
history of giving young riders their first taste of FEI competition,
said Mike Dalton, President of Maui Jim, Inc. No one puts
as much care and effort into making the Championships a meaningful
experience for the riders as Howard Simpson and everyone at Tempel
Farms. We are thrilled to be able to support what Tempel Farms does,
and we hope that our involvement enhances the experience for the
Jims sponsorship of the NAYRC is part of the companys
broad support of equestrian sports that includes a unique program
with the U.S. Eventing Association (USEA). Through the USEA, Maui
Jim is sponsoring a raffle featuring a grand prize of a trip to
Maui including two round-trip plane tickets, five nights/six days
hotel accommodations, plus a one-day trip on the Maui Jim, a 51-foot
yacht where the winners will be able to sightsee, snorkel, whale
watch, sunbathe, or relax.
tickets are sold for $25 each or five tickets for $100. A maximum
of 11,000 tickets will be sold. Proceeds benefit individual USEA
Areas and the creation of the Maui Jim Young Rider Scholarship.
NAYRC began in 1974 as an eventing challenge between the United
States and Canada. A Dressage Championship was added in 1981, and
Show Jumping debuted in 1982. The first complete NAYRC was held
in British Columbia, Canada in 1982. Tempel Farms has hosted the
Championship more than any other location, 13 times since 1985.
Jim, Inc. was established in 1996 and continues to be the fastest
growing premium polarized sunglass manufacturer in the world today.
With more than 50 styles to choose from, and easy online browsing
at their website, www.mauijim.com, Maui Jim has something to please
even the most particular sun-lover. In addition to its sunglasses,
Maui Jim has a fantastic product line, including hats, T-shirts,
and gifts the whole family will love.
more information on Maui Jim Sunglasses, please visit www.mauijim.com.
For more information on the Maui Jim 2004 North American Young Riders
Championships, please call (847) 295-3285 or visit www.youngriders.org.